Kid Friendly Activities Bird Watching Hiking or Walking Bartram's Garden

Operating Hours/Cost
Grounds open dawn to dusk. Welcome Center M-F 10am-4pm; Sat & Sun 10am-6pm.

House tours: Thurs-Sun 12-2pm; Garden tours: Thurs-Sun 12-3pm

Tour fee: $12 adults; $10 snrs/stdts; members free

On this site more than 250 years ago, John Bartram, a Quaker farmer, was stopped in his tracks by a daisy while plowing his fields. The plant's simplicity and beauty inspired John and his son, William to spend the rest of their lives exploring, collecting and seeking to understand all forms of nature.

Bartram's Garden is a 45-acre park containing America's oldest botanical garden and the beautifully restored historic home of America's first botanist. You're welcome to tour the garden, take a stroll through the meadow to the Schuylkill River, or tour the house.

Educational programs and annual plant and greens sales are held at the site.

Contact Information
54th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19143

phone: 215-729-5281
fax: 215-729-1047

website: Visit Official Web Site
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Visitor information available here
Admission Fee
National Historic Landmark
Gift Shop

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Related information
Site: Fairmount Park

Bartram's Garden is located less than 15 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, and is convenient to I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) and I-95.


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